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15 important things you should know about Aberdeen BJBGX mutual fund

Updated: Last Tuesday
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Bull Case
  • 3-year return above the benchmark
  • 5-year return above the benchmark
  • 10-year return above the benchmark
  • 15-year return above the benchmark
Bear Case
  • Low net assets
  • High expense ratio
  • Sales load and/or distribution fees

Before we start: if you’re looking for BJBGX “stock” price, you can quickly find it out by visiting Finny and typing "BJBGX quote". If you’re looking for a quick scoop on BJBGX "stock" (price chart, key stats, buy or sell analysis and holdings), go to Finny and look for "BJBGX". You’ll get all this info in one place.

Are you looking to buy or sell BJBGX? Or perhaps you’re looking for BJBGX fact sheet, and learn about its alternatives? If so, you came to the right place.

In this BJBGX mutual fund review, we’ll address key questions our readers have been asking us about this fund, above and beyond what you can find in its prospectus, and on Morningstar or Yahoo Finance.

Here is what you’ll be able to find in this review:

  • Fact Sheet: BJBGX performance, returns, expense ratio, holdings and dividend yield;
  • Analysis: BJBGX buy or sell; the pros and cons of investing in BJBGX mutual fund;
  • Alternatives: other ETFs and mutual funds you should consider as alternatives to BJBGX.

And here is the list of questions we’ll answer:

  1. Describe Aberdeen Investment Funds: Aberdeen Total Return Bond Fund; Class A Shares (BJBGX).
  2. What are BJBGX holdings?
  3. What is BJBGX performance? What are BJBGX historical returns?
  4. How many up and down years did BJBGX have historically?
  5. What is BJBGX dividend yield?
  6. What is BJBGX minimum initial investment amount?
  7. What is BJBGX expense ratio?
  8. Does BJBGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?
  9. What is BJBGX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?
  10. What is BJBGX beta? How would you assess BJBGX risk?
  11. What is BJBGX Sharpe ratio?
  12. What is BJBGX Finny Score? BJBGX buy or sell?
  13. What are the pros of investing in BJBGX? What are BJBGX buy reasons?
  14. What are the cons of investing in BJBGX? What are BJBGX sell reasons?

So let’s start. Scroll down to the question that interests you the most.

Fact Sheet

1. Describe Aberdeen Investment Funds: Aberdeen Total Return Bond Fund; Class A Shares (BJBGX).

The Fund seeks to provide total return. The Fund normally invests in a non-diversified portfolio of fixed income securities of domestic and international issuers which include securities issued by governments, supranational entities and corporations in developed and emerging markets.

2. What are BJBGX top holdings?

BJBGX has 0 stock holdings and 188 bond holdings.

The top 9 holdings represent 20.26% of total assets. Here are the top holdings:

Name Symbol % Assets
United States Treasury Notes 0.12% N/A 4.83%
United States Treasury Bonds 3% N/A 3.56%
United States Treasury Bonds 2.38% N/A 2.63%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3% N/A 2.22%
Federal National Mortgage Association 2.5% N/A 1.69%
Citigroup Inc. 3.11% N/A 1.39%
Fnma Pass-Thru I 3% N/A 1.34%
Kentucky Utilities Company 3.25% N/A 1.33%
Federal National Mortgage Association 3.5% N/A 1.27%

3. What is BJBGX performance? What are BJBGX historical returns?

BJBGX has generated the following returns:

  • 1-month return is -0.19%;
  • 3-month return is -0.20%;
  • 1-year return is 9.47%;
  • 3-year return is 5.71%;
  • 5-year return is 4.48%;
  • 10-year return is 3.82%;
  • 15-year return is 4.72%.

4. How many up and down years did BJBGX have historically?

In the last 10 years, BJBGX had 7 up years and 3 down years.

BJBGX up and down years

5. What is BJBGX dividend yield?

BJBGX yield is 2.33%.

6. What is BJBGX minimum initial investment amount?

BJBGX minimum initial investment amount is $3.00K.

7. What is BJBGX expense ratio?

BJBGX expense ratio is 0.69%. The expense ratio of a fund is the total percentage of fund assets used for administrative, management, and all other expenses.

BJBGX expenses

8. Does BJBGX have any sales loads or 12b-1 distribution expenses?

BJBGX 12b-1 distribution fee is 0.25. BJBGX front-end sales load is 0. BJBGX back-end sales load is 0.

9. What is BJBGX tax efficiency (tax-cost ratio)?

  • 1-year ax cost ratio is 0.95%;
  • 3-year ax cost ratio is 1.06%.
BJBGX tax costs

10. What is BJBGX beta? How would you assess BJBGX risk?

  • 3-year beta is 1.11;
  • 5-year beta is 1.06;
  • 10-year beta is 1.03;
  • 15-year beta is 1.04.
BJBGX Beta

11. What is BJBGX Sharpe ratio?

  • 3-year Sharpe ratio is 0.91;
  • 5-year Sharpe ratio is 0.92;
  • 10-year Sharpe ratio is 1.02.
BJBGX Sharpe ratio

Analysis

12. What is Finny Score? buy or sell?

Finny Score is 57. Our quantitative analysis shows 4 reasons to buy and 3 reasons to sell it, resulting in the Finny Score of 57.

13. What are the pros of investing in BJBGX? What are BJBGX buy reasons?

The following are BJBGX strengths from our perspective:

  • <strong>BJBGX 3-year return</strong> is 5.71%, which is higher than the 3-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 5.3%.
  • <strong>BJBGX 5-year return</strong> is 4.48%, which is higher than the 5-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.03%.
  • <strong>BJBGX 10-year return</strong> is 3.82%, which is higher than the 10-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 3.6%.
  • <strong>BJBGX 15-year return</strong> is 4.72%, which is higher than the 15-year return of the benchmark index (Bloomberg Barclays US Aggregate Bond TR USD), 4.53%.

14. What are the cons of investing in BJBGX? What are BJBGX negatives?

The following are BJBGX weaknesses from our perspective:

  • <strong>BJBGX net assets</strong> are $30.10 million. This fund is not a popular choice with retail investors.
  • <strong>BJBGX expense ratio</strong> is 0.69%, which is not negligible. Is the fund expensive to you, and does it align to your investment strategy?
  • Warning: this fund has a 12b1 sales fee. The maximum 12b1 fee is 0.25%. A 12b-1 fee is an annual marketing or distribution fee on a mutual fund.
In the BJBGX review, we covered BJBGX key stats (return, performance, yield, expense ratio, and holdings), buy and sell analysis, and alternative investments. If this review was helpful to you, feel free to check out other mutual fund and ETF reviews.
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